Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

University of Calgary / Edward McCauley, President & Vice-Chancellor

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: University of Calgary
Responsible Officer Name: Edward McCauley, President & Vice-Chancellor 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2005-08-19
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 942415-5009

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 880

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 61

Version 1 of 64 (2005-08-19 to 2006-04-07)

Version 1 of 64 (2005-08-19 to 2006-04-07) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: University of Calgary
2500 University Drive
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4
Canada
Telephone number: 403-268-6884
Fax number: 403-268-3100  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Dr. Harvey Weingarten, President & Vice-Chancellor  
 
Description of the organization's activities: Mandated by the Province of Alberta and operating under the Post Secondary Learning Act (Alberta) the U of C provides post secondary education, research and community service through 16 Faculties, numerous institutes and centres and through a Continuing Education unit. The U of C collaborates with industry and other education providers in providing both undergraduate and graduate education and life-long learning opportunities. The U of C also accepts international students and engages in international activities in connection with the above. Enterprise revenue, including research commercialization, and corporate and individual fundraising, augments government revenue sources.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The U of C is an entity created and governed by the Post-Secondary Learning Act (Alberta), run by a Board of Governors. It does not have membership, per se.The U of C has approximately 35,000 students (full and part time) and 5000 staff (teaching, management, professional staff & support staff).
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2004-03-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council $5,108,000.00
Government of Canada $14,531,000.00
Canadian Foundation for Innovation $17,936,000.00
National Sciences & Engineering Research Council $22,743,000.00
Canadian International Development Agency $3,410,000.00
Canadian Institute of Health Research $32,534,000.00
Health & Welfare Canada $370,000.00
Government of Alberta $303,099,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Linda Barry-Hollowell
Position title: General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Dr. Ronald Bond
Position title: Provost & Vice-President (Academic)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Roman Cooney
Position title: Vice-President (External Relations)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Gary Durbeniuk
Position title: Chief Development Officer
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Donna Mastel
Position title: Director, Government Relations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Michael McAdam
Position title: Vice-President (Finance & Services)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: John A. (Tony) Myers
Position title: Advisor to the President (Strategic Initiatives)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Shelia O'Brien
Position title: Special Advisor to the President (Student Life)
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Dr. Dennis Salahub
Position title: Vice-President (Research & International)
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Science and Technology
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: The individuals registered have had general and specific discussions with public office holders regarding post-secondary education generally, legislation impacting post-secondary education and policy and the funding of same and research funding and support in numerous areas. Department or agencies communicated with would include: Environment, Finance, Health, Human Resources & Skills Development, Industry, Natural Resources, Post-Secondary Education and Research Caucus, Prime Minister's Office, numerous Senators, Alberta Members of Parliament, Western Economic Diversification, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, International Development, numerous departments and agencies regarding research and science and technology. The U of C is also an active member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, which communicates regularly with public office holders on issues relevant to its members.
Subject Matter: Prospective: The individuals registered have had general and specific discussions with public office holders regarding post-secondary education generally, legislation impacting post-secondary education and policy and the funding of same and research funding and support in numerous areas. Department or agencies communicated with would include: Environment, Finance, Health, Human Resources & Skills Development, Industry, Natural Resources, Post-Secondary Education and Research Caucus, Prime Minister's Office, numerous Senators, Alberta Members of Parliament, Western Economic Diversification, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, International Development, numerous departments and agencies regarding research and science and technology. The U of C is also an active member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, which communicates regularly with public office holders on issues relevant to its members.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program National Climate Change Technology and Innovation InitiativeProgram of Energy Research & Development (Natural Resources Canada);Sustainable Development Technology Canada (Environment and Natural Resources Canada);The CANMET Energy Technology Centre;The Opportunities Envelope re: Climate Change Initiatives.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Seeking funding assistance for the U of C Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment & Economy from National Research Council, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Western Economic Diversification, the Office of Energy Research & Development (Natural Resources Canada).